WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR (WYGPY) versus VSE (VSEC) Critical Review

WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR (OTCMKTS:WYGPY) and VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR has a beta of 2.19, meaning that its share price is 119% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VSE has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR and VSE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR N/A N/A N/A
VSE 6.07% 10.61% 5.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.3% of VSE shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of VSE shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR and VSE, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
VSE 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR and VSE’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR $3.75 billion 0.75 $48.22 million N/A N/A
VSE $760.11 million 0.47 $39.09 million N/A N/A

WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than VSE.

Dividends

WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. VSE pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. VSE has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

WORLEYPARSONS L/ADR Company Profile

WorleyParsons Limited provides professional services to resources and energy sectors comprising hydrocarbons, minerals, metals, chemicals, and infrastructure. It operates through Advisian, Major Projects and Integrated Solutions, and Services segments. The company provides engineering design and project delivery services, including maintenance, reliability support, and advisory services. WorleyParsons Limited offers engineering and project management services to full lifecycle asset management in offshore environment; consulting and advisory services to oil and gas field development, production assurance, subsea, and topsides; engineering design and data management systems; and supply chain and logistics management services for small and large projects. It also provides construction management services; and module fabrication and field construction for conventional oil and gas facilities, oil sands and heavy oil facilities, pipeline terminals, pipeline pump and compressor stations, petrochemical plants, and thermal power facilities. In addition, the company offers dimensional control, laser scanning, and lean engineering services; and develops data collation, integrity, and remediation platforms, as well as sensor integration and machine learning, and global marketplace procurement platforms. WorleyParsons Limited was founded in 1971 and is based in North Sydney, Australia.

VSE Company Profile

VSE Corporation operates as a diversified services and supply company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, and Federal Services Group. The Supply Chain Management Group segment offers sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management. This segment supplies vehicle parts and mission critical supply chain support to the United States Postal Service (USPS) vehicle fleet and commercial truck fleets; and fleet management and sustainment solutions, and managed inventory services to the Department of Defense. The Aviation Group segment provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services; and parts supply and distribution for general aviation jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. This segment serves corporate and private aircraft owners, regional airlines, aviation manufacturers, aviation MRO providers, cargo transporters, and agricultural clients. The Federal Services Group segment offers foreign military sales services and refurbishment services to extend and enhance the life of existing vehicles and equipment; fleet-wide ship and aircraft support; aircraft sustainment and maintenance; and foreign military sales and other technical, management, engineering, logistics, maintenance, configuration management, prototyping, technology, and field support services to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Army Reserve, U.S. Air Force, and other U.S. and foreign military customers. This segment also provides IT and technical and consulting services primarily to the United States Department of Defense and other government agencies. VSE Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

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